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Q: Seeking background info on hobby electric motors - mid to high end? ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Seeking background info on hobby electric motors - mid to high end?
Category: Sports and Recreation > Hobbies and Crafts
Asked by: 6ra3-ga
List Price: $100.00
Posted: 31 Oct 2005 04:51 PST
Expires: 30 Nov 2005 04:51 PST
Question ID: 586977

I'm interested in knowing about the electrical systems in on-road and
off-road hobby radio controlled cars and trucks that are powered by
electric motor(s).

I want to know the difference and how to grade these motors and how to
choose the right one with the right battery and charger combinations
for appropriate and peak performance requirements under heavy
environmenal conditions such as heat and dust.

Moth the electrical/electronic systems and motor come in stock and in
higher end modified versions, I'm only interested in light background
on the stock portion and would like to focus on modified and high end.

Also, I'm interested in off and on-road cars only, not planes or heli's.

I would be interested to know about their well being and maintenance,
such as sprays and good habits to keep them up and up.

Thank you.

Subject: Re: Seeking background info on hobby electric motors - mid to high end?
Answered By: nancylynn-ga on 31 Oct 2005 22:19 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello again Mao:

From RC Universe:

"Understanding Electric Motor Basics," by SkrapIron and AS-EE, posted
September 1, 2005:

"Electrical Questions for Skrap and AS-EE"

RC Universe's discussion of batteries and chargers focuses mostly on
airplanes, but many manufacturers under discussion also make RC cars:

"RC Car Engines":

From RC Groups:


Scroll down to "Electric Power" and click to bring up:

"Qualcomm Battery and charger combination": 

R/C Central:
(Be sure to scroll down to  "What Do I Need for Electrics?" to read
about batteries and chargers.)

From RC Racing USA:
"Frequently Asked Electric RC Car Motor Questions": 

RC 101 - A Novice Guide to RC Vehicles Part 2 - Nitro or Electric?:
Wild Hobbies' Newbie Guide:
Scroll down to "Subject: 9. What about motors and stuff?" Batteries
and chargers are also addressed, along with battery maintenance.

Also check out Wild Hobbies' very extensive "Useful Links" page: 

"FAQ for R/C electric off-road racing":

"Howstuffworks "How Radio Controlled Toys Work":

Wikipedia: "Radio controlled cars":

Scroll down to the subheader  "Technical aspects of radio controlled
car racing" for a comparison of electrical and
Fuel-powered cars. 

"R/C Electric Off-Road Racing": 

Searching for "battery and charger combination," I wasn't able to find
specific advice for best combinations for various conditions. (You
might find that trolling a forum, or by posting such a question at a
forum.) Here is what I found:

Hobby Projects: "Control Circuits":

"Buying RC":
Scroll down to batteries and chargers -- but the guide doesn't really
address combinations; just offers recommendations in each category.

Since you're a beginner, it may be easier if you purchase a car with a
"combo pack."

At Freund's Remote Control Vehicle Center
"To get started in Radio Control [electric or gasoline], we offers
many special Combo Packs which include all the products you'll need to
get started: Car, Radio, Battery Pack, and Promax Charger."

At BatterySpace, see "RC Batteries":

Searching for remote-controlled cars along with terms like "light
background" +"stock portion" +modified OR high end, or
"remote-controlled cars AND electronic systems AND modified OR high
end" other combinations, I didn't come up with much of anything.
However, there is some information about stock and modified, etc., in
some of the resources I've cited.

Also see:

eBay's "Radio Control Vehicles Buying Guide":

RC Scrapyard's "Setup Hints and Tips":

"Radio Controlled Vehicles Sitemap"

33 Beat's "Radio Controlled Cars":

Yahoo's Directory of  "Radio Controlled Cars - Clubs and Organizations":

Search Strings:

electrical systems AND on-road AND off-road RC cars OR trucks
electrical systems AND on-road AND off-road RC cars OR trucks AND FAQ
RC cars AND trucks AND off-road OR on-road AND electrical systems OR
motors AND beginner
remote-controlled cars AND trucks AND off-road OR on-road AND
electrical systems OR motors AND FAQ
hobby electric motors + mid to high end +RC cars
mid to high end hobby electric motors 
recommended hobby electric motors AND cars
mid-to-high-end hobby electric motors
mid-to-high-end  motors AND RC car
RC cars AND trucks AND off-road OR on-road  AND motor OR engine
choose OR select  battery and charger combinations AND different
conditions AND  RC cars
battery and charger combination AND RC  AND guide OR FAQ
remote-controlled cars AND battery and charger combination AND heat OR dust
remote-controlled cars +light background +stock portion
remote-controlled cars  +modified OR high end
remote-controlled cars AND electronic systems AND modified OR high end

I hope these links are helpful. If I was a little off target -- or way
off-target! -- just post a "Request for Clarification," and I'll run
another search for you.

Best regards,
Google Answers Researcher
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